HSPT Reading Practice Test

The High School Placement Test, or HSPT, is a test that is used to determine which eighth-graders are able to gain admission to specific Catholic Schools.

HSPT Reading Practice Test

The HSPT has varying sections. This practice test will cover one of these sections: Reading.

The HSPT Reading practice test is specifically designed to ensure that the test-taker is knowledgeable about the HSPT and is able to know what to expect when it is time to take the Reading portion of the HSPT.

The Reading portion will consist of 62 multiple-choice questions that will address two main topics.


These topics are as follows:
  • Understanding Central Meanings, which entails being able to read and analyze the general tone and idea of the passage as a whole
  • Understanding the Details of a Passage, such as being able to comprehend specific sections of a passage

Due to our foreknowledge of the domains of this test, we have ensured that the HSPT Reading practice test will cover these topics thoroughly. When taking this portion of the HSPT, you will have 25 minutes to complete the section.